Buju Banton is one of the most significant DJs to come out of the Jamaican dancehall scene. Born Mark Anthony Myrie, he was inspired to pick up the microphone (and choose his monkiker) at Burro Bantons’s sound system dances. In turn he went on to inspire DJs who followed like Mega Banton and even Anthony B, who began his DJ career as Anthony Banton. Buju quickly developed a style all his own; scoring big first at dances and then on disc. With rude boy lyrics about guns, girls and ganga, he went straight to the top of the charts while still just a boy. During this period he recorded a song which stirred up enough controversy to haunt his career to this day.
Buju was born in 1973. By his early teens he was hanging out at... Read More